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CoCaCo2La Project Represented at CCUS Conference Rotterdam

Mon, 13 June, 2022

TWI’s Materials and Structural Integrity Business Group Manager, Jon Blackburn was in Rotterdam for the CCUS Conference organised by the Dutch CCS research programme, CATO from 8-10 June 2022.

CATO is an abbreviation for CO2 Afvang, Transport en Opslag (CO2 capture, transport and storage) and the conference focussed on ‘Development, Challenges and Opportunities for CCUS in Europe’s fight against climate change.’

Jon took part in the ACT Knowledge Sharing Workshop on 9 June, where he discussed the CoCaCo2La Project as part of the ‘usage’ forum.

The project is assisting the push towards achieving Net Zero by converting CO2 to ethylene to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This will be achieved through the use of flexible, tuneable CO2 electrolysers that use a nanostructured copper catalyst to convert CO2 into ethylene (C2H4) on demand.

We are joined in the project by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), USA, the University of Leicester (ULEIC), UK, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece, Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS), UK, and Pilkington Technology Management Limited (PTML), UK.

You can find out more about the CoCaCo2La Project here.


The CoCaCo2la project has received £518,777.19 in funding from BEIS under the UK ACT ERA-NET EC GA 691712. This funding has been made available from the Government’s £1 Billion Net Zero Innovation provide key innovation to develop technologies needed to tackle climate change.

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